I was strolling through the grocery store the other day and saw a bag of large marshmallows on the end cap. Marshmallows are not that easy to find over here, so I immediately tried to think of a good reason to buy them. Then it occurred to me...marshmallows alone are the perfect snack! (Not really, but when you can't get something all of the time, the instant it's available you buy it, sane reason or not.)
When I got home I decided to try my hand at marshmallow pops. I think of them as cake pops for dummies. They were insanely easy to make. It took less than 10 minutes from start to finish. This would be a great cooking activity to do with kids.
Here's the recipe:
1 bag of large marshmallows
1/2-3/4 cup of baking chocolate chopped or chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1-2 Tablespoons white chocolate chopped or white chocolate chips
Crushed nuts or sprinkles to decorate
In a small saucepan bring 1/2 pot of water to boil. Using a metal bowl as a double boiler, be sure that it fits well over the saucepan. Put your chocolate in the metal bowl, be sure no water gets in it. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Take the bowl off the saucepan and stir well. Stick one popsicle stick into every marshmallow. Dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Dip into sprinkles or crushed nuts to decorate. On a baking paper lined cookie sheet, place your marshmallow to dry. It's best to put them in the fridge to dry completely. Enjoy!